Guidance & Counseling


Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Guidance & Counseling

School Counseling

 The Cleveland Heights High School Counseling team includes four school counselors assigned to students alphabetically by last name, three social workers assigned by grade level, a guidance technician who is focused on college entrance and scholarships and an administrative assistant.

The team works with students and parents to engage students, foster achievement and inspire excellence.

Parents/guardians are part of our team and we look forward to assisting families and students with their academic, personal/social and college/career needs.

2020-2021 Course Selection and Scheduling Information
Current 8th - 11th grade students will begin the course selection and scheduling process in January.

There are many factors that influence course selection for high school. These include: previous academic performance, teacher and counselor recommendations, college and career readiness, and progress towards graduation.

Parent and student input are very important in this process. Parents - please talk to your students about their academic and social goals and your goals for them.  

Two resources that will help with the course selection and scheduling process:

- Program Planning Guide, this document includes descriptions of the courses that will be offered in 2020-21, course sequencing and graduation requirements. The 2020-2021 document will be posted in mid-January. There will be very few changes to the current document.
- Parent meetings that will describe the course selection/scheduling process: 

    - For current 8th & 9th  grade parents: Wednesday, January 29, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Heights High Auditorium 
    - For current 10th & 11th grade parents: Wednesday, January 29, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Heights High Auditorium

Students are welcome at the parent meetings and will receive similar information when the Guidance Counselors meet with students during the school day.

The 2020-2021 Scheduling Timeline:

Week of December 9: Scheduling Process/Timeline letter mailed to families
Wednesday, January 8: College Credit Plus Information Night, 6:30 pm in Main-Auditorium. All parents/guardians are welcome. See below for information about College Credit Plus.
Wednesday, January 29, Course Selection & Scheduling Info:
For parents with a student entering 9th or 10th grade: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Heights High Auditorium
For parents with a student entering 11th or 12th grade: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.,Heights High Auditorium
January 22, 23, 29, 30; February 5 & 6: Counselors will visit grades 9-11 English classrooms to present information about the course selection process.
February 3-10: Teachers complete course recommendations in Infinite Campus
February 11-21: Students in grades 9-11 English classrooms will meet with counselors in the Mini-auditorium to to complete the course selection process.
Tuesday, February 25: Heights High guidance counselors will visit Monticello to meet with current 8th grade students and review course selections.
Wednesday, February 26: Heights High guidance counselors will visit Roxboro to meet with current 8th grade students and review course selections.
Week of March 9: Tentative course requests mailed to families.
Week of March 16: Deadline for parents to return course selections forms with updates and corrections.

College Credit Plus
College Credit Plus, CCP, is an Ohio program for students who want to take courses where they can earn both college and high school credits.

Several Heights High teachers are certified to teach CCP courses and qualified students are also invited to apply for the program and take classes at local colleges and universities and earn both college and high school credit.

There is no cost to the family for the college tuition. Heights High recommends this program for juniors and seniors. Interested families are invited to an information meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Heights High Auditorium.

See more information about CCP.
Questions? Contact the Guidance Office 216-320-3049.

9th grade course options

 College Planning for Parents of Juniors

  • Thursday, March 19, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., 11th Grade Parent College Planning Night, Mini Auditorium. Students welcome to attend also, they will attend school-day meetings with the same information.

The School Counselors and Social Workers are:
  • Child advocates who work collaboratively with parents, students, teachers, administrators and communities
  • Educational specialists who assist students with their academic, career development and personal/social areas
The Goals of the Counseling Department:
  • Assist students with educational, personal, career and goal planning
  • Develop personalized programs based on each student’s strengths and needs
  • Help students understand themselves and others
  • Assist students in identifying and dealing with problems
  • Identify students with special needs
  • Provide crisis intervention when necessary
  • Coordinate referrals to school and community support services
  • Serve as a resource to students, parents, teachers, and administrators
Some Reasons to Contact Your Child’s School Counselor:
  • Academic skills support
  • Career preparation
  • Postsecondary (life after high school) planning and application process
  • School adjustment issues
  • Coping, problem-solving, decision-making concerns
  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Peer relationships and conflict resolution problems

Some Reasons to Contact Your Child’s School Social Worker:

  • Barriers to attendance
  • School adjustment issues
  • Community resources for the student and/or the family
  • Coping, problem-solving, decision making
  • Social/emotional barriers to academic success
  • Peer relationships and conflict resolution problems 

Career & College Planning Resources

The College/Scholarship Zone is open to all students. Available materials include online college and career databases, scholarship resources, trade and technical school directories, armed services information and registration materials for the ACT and SAT.

Admissions representatives from over 90 colleges and universities hold College Conference Meetings during the school day each fall with information for students about a wide variety of schools.

College/University Admission Counselors can register for a meeting date and time at Cleveland Heights High School.

School Counselors
Tandra Menefee
School Counselor: A-E
(216) 320-3090
Haethem Rasul
School Counselor: F-L
(216) 320-3057
Charlene Searcy
School Counselor: M-R
(216) 320-3006
Michael Murray
School Counselor: S-Z
(216) 320-3068
Jacqueline Blockson
Guidance Technician
College/Scholarship Zone
(216) 320-3065
Sherelle Rozier
Counseling Office
Administrative Assistant
(216) 320-3049

School Social Workers
Social, Emotional and 
Behavioral Support
9th Grade
Caryl Yoo
10th & 11th Grade
Allison Craig
12th Grade
Kristin Dadas

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